The Abrahamic faiths can come together. It has happened in history -- Andalusia was, on balance, a time of true interfaith harmony. It happens today in friendships between top scholars and leaders of Judaism and Islam. And it can happen on a global scale.
What prepares children for citizenship, adulthood, social responsibility, and the ability to connect meaningfully with other people? And for those of us without children: What prepares us for those things?
The establishment of another Holocaust Memorial Day in the U.K. has essentially enabled others with whatever agendas to dance on the graves of my family along with another 6 million and countless others besides.
In Britain, you meet quite a few Jews who refer to Rabbi Jonathan Sacks simply as "the Chief." It's a bit odd that people speak about him in this way. Yet the title sticks, and I suspect that Jonathan Sacks will remain "the Chief" even after his retirement from his position next year.
Israel should fess up that it doesn't have the power to turn enemies into peacemakers. If such honesty spares us the pathetic spectacle of grown men pretending to make peace, that alone would be a miracle.